The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Is The Most Watched Series Debut On Disney+ Yet
The new Marvel series has beaten both Wandavision and The Mandalorian for the crown.
While Disney+ doesn't have a huge volume of original series like its competing streaming services, those it does have are pretty popular. Disney has now revealed that its latest original series, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, had the most-watched debut on the platform to date.
Disney has ranked its most popular series by looking at their "opening weekends" on the platform, with Falcon And Winter Soldier's being Friday March 19 to Sunday March 22. More of Disney's global audience tuned in for the first episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier during its opening weekend than showed up for WandaVision, which came in second place, or The Mandalorian season 2, which is third.
While Disney has been a little slow to get its original series up and running, not helped by the production delays and pauses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier's debut came hot on the heels of the WandaVision finale, with both series filling a pandemic-sized gap in the usually bustling Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule.
Now that production is in motion again, Disney+ has a bustling schedule for the rest of the year, including Loki, Clone Wars follow-up The Bad Batch, and The Book Of Boba Fett. It'll be interesting to see if any of these shows manage to dethrone Falcon and the Winter Soldier with a bigger opening weekend.